Primary Implementing Organization:
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Global Development Program
Reading Curriculum Development
Teaching and Learning Materials Development/Provision
Teacher Training Pre-Service
Mother Tongue Education
Additional Program Information:
With the official end of the Xewlitt project in July 2013, ADLAS received an extension to July 2014. Following the success of the program, the Senegalese Education Ministry has asked the schools established to continue running the classes associated with the program whilst further funding is sought, enabling students who began experimenting bilingualism to finish their finish elementary school program. Support from the state is limited to payment of teacher salaries but with no incentives to continue with the bilingualism program other than good will. With the end of the Xewlitt funding ADLAS is no longer supported in a coordinating or development role. ADLAS now finds itself in an awkward position vis-à -vis the expectations of parents, and local communities who have entrusted their children to the bilingualism program and the state which authorized the program, recognizes its value, but is without the resources to guarantee its continuation. ADLAS is therefore actively seeking further partners to finance the project so that students enrolled can complete elementary school; that is to say, until 2018.